is one of the twenty-two townships
of Knox County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 1,328 people in the township, 1,143 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
The village of Martinsburg is located in western Clay Township, and the unincorporated community of Bladensburg lies on the eastern border with Jackson Township.
Name and history
It is one of nine Clay Townships statewide
The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township clerk, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.